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Poll: Do you use a 3rd party newsletter app? (46 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you use a 3rd party newsletter app?

  1. Yes (71 votes [55.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.47%

  2. No (18 votes [14.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.06%

  3. No, but I'm interested in an integrated solution (39 votes [30.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.47%

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  • TonyK
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:29 PM #1

Was wondering if anyone uses a 3rd party newsletter app?

Would users be interested in integration with apps like
mailchimp.com
constantcontact.com
icontact.com
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:17 AM #2

I haven't yet but I have talked with some people who use MailChimp. They seem to love it. http://www.mailchimp.com/

Also MailChimp supports e commerce integration and they have a dedicated page explaining the API. http://www.mailchimp.com/api/

I looked at the plug-ins available now and CS-Cart is not there.

Someone should write the plug-in for this so people can integrate MailChimp and/or some other programs like this.

Oh and MailChimp recommends these guys if nobody here is willing to integrate. http://www.mailchimp.com/experts/

Anyone?
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:49 PM #3

Hello CS-Carter,

I'm interested by MailChimp.


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:04 PM #4

I use Send Blaster, pretty straight forward and it's not expensive either, but this is not a php app, so...

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:35 PM #5

What would an addon that integrated with mailChimp be worth to people? Would you spend $50/domain for the capability?

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:55 AM #6

Hello Tbirnseth,

Please, have a look at features:

http://www.mailchimp.../power-features

http://www.mailchimp...tures/full_list

Join the Movement:

http://www.mailchimp.com/why-mailchimp

Already with majors eCommerce carts:

http://www.mailchimp...eatures/extras/


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:13 AM #7

I'm quite familiar with mail-chimp. Given there are only 15 responses in the poll of people who use an outside email marketing/survey system, it would seem that there would not be enough interest in an addon for me to make a profit. I'd need a minumum 10 people who were committed to this in order to justify the effort it would take to do the addon (I..e. break even).

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:52 PM #8

i would like to know whether i can use pommo to send out newsletter?

 

Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:18 AM #9

We are using MailChimp. Really impressed with this app, got a pretty good opening rate and bunch of tools to import contacts from and track the campaigns.

In order to use MailChimp with CS-Cart you got 2 options: integrate using mailchimp API or just export ur subscribers as csv and then upload to mailchimp.

Oh, also you can add a fancy form from MailChimp to your site to enable visitor subscription
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:19 PM #10

I'm currently using mailchimp (just started actually) and so far their site has worked well, but I am having some integration problems with my HTML block (it is causing some problems with tabs in CS cart) - so it's not a fool-proof solution or 100% plug and play...just FYI for everyone.

 
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:59 AM #11

it would seem that there would not be enough interest in an addon for me to make a profit. I'd need a minumum 10 people who were committed to this in order to justify the effort it would take to do the addon (I..e. break even).


You might get someone who would be willing to pay more to help develop it. If you opened a thread with the functionality you would offer and the bottom-line amount you need to get paid, let's see how many people are interested.

I am interested in this integration.

Adam

 

Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:25 AM #12

Mailchimp PLEASE!
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:44 AM #13

I posted a proposal for an addon here: http://forum.cs-cart...1552#post101552

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:27 AM #14

We are using MailChimp. Really impressed with this app, got a pretty good opening rate and bunch of tools to import contacts from and track the campaigns.

In order to use MailChimp with CS-Cart you got 2 options: integrate using mailchimp API or just export ur subscribers as csv and then upload to mailchimp.

Oh, also you can add a fancy form from MailChimp to your site to enable visitor subscription


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Please kindly tell us how you integrated mailchim to your cscart site. I want to do so in my site and need a step-by-step process.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:31 PM #15

MailChimp recently released a proposal for a $1 Million Integration Fund. They will be paying parties to build integration. Someone should build this.

Some functions that would be great for CS-CART:
-Signup modules
-Contact synchronization
-Analytics and reporting
-Autoresponders
-Order follow-ups

More information here:
http://www.mailchimp...ntegration-fund

 
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 04:37 AM #16

-Order follow-ups

More information here:
http://www.mailchimp...ntegration-fund


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Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:05 AM #17

In process.... Probably ready for a beta test in about a week. 1st release will:
Export current users to chosen mailchimp "list".
Export current customers from current orders to chosen mailchimp "list"
Export current orders as "ecomm" to mailchimp to be used as mailchimp "static segments" in mailchimp campaigns.
Incorporate a mailchimp signup into a cs-cart "block" and subscribe to configured list.
When new order is received, customer has option to "opt out" on checkout page. This will be kept as part of the order for future reference.
If customer does not opt_out, they will be added to a configurable mailchimp list in the following precedence: list assigned to product, list assigned to category, default list. An "ecomm" entry will also be made.
Lists (to be used by this addon) must already exist in mailchimp (mailchimp requirement). They must also be configured to utilize a defined set of mailchimp MergeFields ( will be documented and lists used will have these merge fields added to the list).

Do not see a need to manage campaigns from the cart.

2nd release will do things like display current mailchimp statistics for lists being used with cs-cart.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:43 AM #18

Target Emails by Purchase Activity


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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:16 PM #19

Yes, that is planned for the 1st release...

First release is intending to cover:
+ Export of existing users to specified lists in mailChimp
+ Export of existing customers (from orders) to specified lists in mailChimp
+ Adding of previous order activity (customers, products, totals, geography, etc.) from existing orders.
+ Export of new orders via the mailChimp ecomm (per the link above)
+ Ability to define lists within products or categories that should have customers added for specific categories/products.
+ Optout checkbox for checkout page.
+ Statistics on mailchimp lists.

Will not do anything with campaigns at this point. That should be managed within mailChimp.

Should be about a week till ready for beta.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:54 AM #20

Hello Tbirnseth,

I am both happy and unhappy:

Posted Image Happy to know a programmer like you is working on this module.

Posted Image Unhappy, because my flagship website works with VM (Although I can do a test on one of my secondary sites operating with CSC. I need to think... And know your price too!).

So I could not enjoy your work now, but soon when I will update my website, I'll buy your add-on.

For indeed, the customer relationship is the foundation of eCommerce.

Bravo and thank you for your contribution!


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